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My mission is to improve the profession of product delivery and coaching organizations in their Agile transformation journey. To do this, I use Scrum in combination with Kanban, Lean, Extreme Programming practices while respecting the underlying Agile Values, and Principles.
I've been heavily involved with Scrum since 2006. My experience comes from working with numerous organizations in Europe and Asia where I help and coach scrum teams, middle management and C-level executives in the art of servant leadership, empirical thinking, bottom-up intelligence, the power of self-organization, evidence-based management and validate-learning. As a trainer, I combine my two passion: Scrum & travelling. I get to travel, meet and teach Scrum all over the world. During my training, I facilitate professionals on a journey of discovering the underlying values and principles behind Scrum and challenge students in re-imagining the true potential of Scrum.
As an independent agile consultant, Scrum Master and as a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) it is my mission to improve the professional use of Scrum in organizations. Scrum is a framework that is lightweight, easy to understand, but difficult to master. This is often because organizations struggle with the status-quo and changing that to more agile ways of working and adopting a different mindset. I help individuals and organizations with knowledge on agile ways of working, growing an agile mindset and and change in culture. I help out not only by training, but helping the organisation in a role that makes sense for the situation that they're in. I love the power of teams. I love the effectiveness of self-organisation. I love people and to understand their needs and desires. I believe in the good and the better. I believe in win-win. That's why I love community thinking.
Business consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and financial services industry.
Skilled in stakeholder management, process modelling, change management, solution/ enterprise architecture, project management and Agile Methodologies.
Strong business development professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) "ICT in Business" from Leiden University.
Last but not least: our talented graphical designer!
Passionate product owner driven to build game changing (software) products together with inspiring people. Guiding and collaborating closely with leadership teams and multi disciplinary development teams to maximise value. I am experienced in all aspects of product ownership ranging from vision and strategy all the way down to the tactics. Colleagues find me pushing the limits to release early and often to validate assumptions and deliver value in rapid pace. When working with me you will experience a compelling WHY at anytime while I leave the HOW to others with clear boundaries to become successful.
Besides my work as a product owner I also co-train Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Product Owner and Professional Scrum Product Owner Advanced classes at Scrum Facilitators. During these courses my real and recent experiences as a product owner add value by connecting the course theory to real stories from the trenches.
Helping teams & organisations improve work by coaching Product Owners, Scrum Masters & teams from an Agile mindset. Best thing about my job? Learning and growing by helping others learn and grow! I operate from the conviction that fun and passion for your job is key to achieving great results and essential for keeping a sustainable pace in continuous improvement. To me, people and technology are impossible to view in isolation, so I coach, develop and consult with pleasure on both.
I am an experienced Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Trainer with 20 years plus of experience in delivering complex products in many different business sectors. I started my career as a software developer, working for Nestle before moving on to work for Sky building applications & websites for many of the English Premier League football teams. At some point, I became a Head of Technology at Sky responsible for 30+ people. In May 2004 and after spending 6 months working on a very demanding & soul destroying project, I decided to look for a better way to deliver products. It was either that or leave the industry. This led me to look into Agile approaches and in particular Scrum. My aim was to know how to empower teams and individuals to make the right choices at the appropriate time. Over 16 years later on from 2004, my focus is still on growing individuals & teams to reach their full potential through Agile and professional development coaching.
I am an Agile professional, and scrum.org certifies Professional Scrum Trainer and passionate about getting the most out of people and teams. Helping organizations and individuals to become more agile, customer-oriented, and creating high-performing teams has become my mission over the years. I aim to help people to be fully empowered and support self-organization. I believe in stimulating and enabling continuous improvement and am experienced in working in cross-cultural and virtual teams. Being part of international companies has allowed me to develop my social and intercultural communication skills further over the past twelve years.